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142 Throckmorton

A professional showplace for theater, art exhibits and more.

Adrian Rosal Park

Includes multipurpose turf area, small picnic area, drinking fountain, and a barbeque.

Agate Beach

Agate Beach provides access to almost two miles of ocean shoreline at low tide.

Albert Park

Albert Park is San Rafael's main park, with a community center and playground.

AlterTheater Ensemble

AlterTheater performs gripping, provocative contemporary plays in storefronts along 4th Street in downtown San Rafael.

Alto Bowl

Small 37 acre preserve.

American Indian Museum

This museum is devoted entirely to Native American culture.

Angel Island Ferry

Ferry service between Tiburon and Angel Island.

Angel Island Loop Trail

A state park, attracting hikers, history buffs, and islophiles of all persuasions.

Angel Island State Park

In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park.

Antenna Theater

In the conception and execution of each new work, Antenna seeks to invent, discover, and explore ways of involving a variety of artistic disciplines and new technologies in the theater experience.

Art Works Downtown

A premier nonprofit art center in a historic building in downtown San Rafael.

Artisans Art Gallery

Artisans is a non-profit educational art gallery showcasing work from it's membership. Artisans holds nationally juried shows that showcase work from well known Bay Area artists and beyond.

Audubon Canyon Ranch

Audubon Canyon Ranch acts as guardian of four main nature preserves in Marin, Sonoma and Lake counties. These tidal flats, marshlands, coastal prairie, oak woodlands and redwood groves provide significant habitat to wildlife and have been placed in our care to steward and protect.

Bald Hill

This small preserve sits beside the Worn Springs Fire Road at the edge of lands.

Ballet Afsaneh

A professional nonprofit dance company dedicated to presenting the traditional dance, music and poetry of the Silk Road.

Baltimore Canyon

193 acre preserve at the headwaters of Larkspur Creek.

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Enjoy hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions.

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Children ages six months to eight years and their families enjoy hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events and cultural festivals... all with a focus on fun!

Bay Area Transit Systems

The official website of the Bay Area Transit Systems.

Bay Model Visitor Center

Located on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California, is a unique scientific tool for exploring water movement patterns in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.

Bayfront Park

The facility includes a dog run, softball and soccer fields, and lawn area.

Black Point Boat Launch

Black Point Boat Launch is a very popular site in north Novato.

Blithedale Summit

This preserve is the largest link (638 acres) in a chain of preserves.

Blue and Gold Fleet

Service between Tiburon, Sausalito, Angel Island and San Francisco.

Bolinas

This coastal preserve 1077 acres in size.

Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council

To advise the Board of Supervisors, and other departments on the management and ecological restoration of Bolinas Lagoon.

Bolinas Museum

A museum dedicated to promoting the arts and history of coastal Marin.

Bolinas Park

This community park is located between Brighton Ave and Park Ave in Bolinas.

Bothin Marsh

106 acre preserve incorporates a tidal wetland.

Boy Scouts of America - Marin Council

The Marin Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been serving the youth of Marin County for over fifty-five years with a quality program focused on adventure, leadership and service.

California Film Institute

Celebrate and promote film as art and education.

Camino Alto

Contains a variety of habitats including grasslands, bay/oak woodlands.

Candy's Park

Candy's Park is a very tiny pocket park serving the Santa Venetia neighborhood.

Cascade Canyon

Lush preserve, tucked into the hills above Fairfax, is one of the true gems of Marin.

Castro Park

Includes a play area, turf volleyball court, picnic tables with BBQ.

Chicken Ranch Beach

This park provides access to Tomales Bay and is popular kayak spot.

China Camp State Park

Located on San Pablo Bay, visitors can enjoy wildlife-watching, and hiking.

City of Novato Parks

Search for the City of Novato’s parks and facilities information.

City of Novato Teen Center

A recreational facility of the City of Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department and offers a wide variety of activities for young people in grades 6th - 12th, which include drop-in activities, classes, workshops and trips.

City of San Rafael Parks

There are many parks around San Rafael with picnic areas and other features.

Civic Center Tours

Self-guided, docent led and downloadable video tour information is available on the Visitor Services page.

Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE)

CTE is a student run theatre company where all advanced students participate in every aspect of running the company; publicity, fundraising, business management, personnel management, and technical expertise are just some of the areas of exposure.

Cultural Services Commission

To recommend plans to the Marin County Board of Supervisors related to the development, funding, and management of the Marin Center, County Fair, and other cultural services.

Deer Island

No longer a true island, this preserve rises above the eastern edge of Novato.

Disability Access

The mission and goals of the Disability Access Program as well as complaint forms.

Discover Art on Fourth

Our thriving arts community invites you to meet artists at work in their studios.

DrawBridge

An Arts Program for Homeless Children

Ethnic Arts Institute

Sausalito's premier non-profit organization providing the gift of award-winning multicultural dance, music, art & wellness for children and adults.

Facilities Rental

Information containing rental rates, fee schedules, and rules and regulations as well as booking and box office services information.

Falkirk Cultural Center

An historic Victorian and a home for art, culture and events.

Fern Creek Trails

Fern Creek tails, offers a little bit of everything: dense stands of laurel, and open grassland.

Film Night in the Park

Outdoor cinema at Marin County community parks begins in May.

Forest Knolls Park

Includes picnic tables, benches, a restroom, a basket ball court, and a new playground.

French Ranch

The south-facing slope above the western end of the San Geronimo Valley.

Friends of the Marin County Free Library

The Friends of the Marin County Free Library assists the County Library and local branch libraries with supplementary funding .

Gary Giacomini

1500 acre property gives a sense of true wilderness.

Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area

Our goal is to help girls grow strong in body, mind and spirit and to meet the needs and interests of today's girls.

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Girls on the Run is a program for girls in grades 3 - 5, that uses running to teach valuable lessons about self-respect, confidence, physical fitness, positive body image and community service.

Golden Gate Opera

Golden Gate Opera is dedicated to enriching Marin County with the myriad of fine arts found in professional opera, exciting staged productions, Aria parties in comfortable home settings, Opera-tunities broadening area students' fine-arts experiences, inspiring at risk youth and providing opportunity for low-income groups to attend the opera.

Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

The GGRO is a cooperative program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Golden Gate Transit

Official website of the Golden Gate Transit System.

Golden Gate Transit - Ferry

Daily ferry service between Larkspur, Sausalito and San Francisco.

Green Planet Films

Green Planet Films is a nonprofit distributor of nature and environmental films. We promote environmental education through film, and offer our green films to schools, organizations, businesses, government agencies, and individuals worldwide.

Hal Brown Park at Creekside

Modern, interactive, and engaging place to play and relax.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork

Heart's Desire Beach

Heart's Desire Beach is part of Tomales Bay State Park.

History

Learn about the history and architecture of the Marin Center and Civic Center buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Horse Hill

The sight of horses grazing on hillside has been a landmark for decades.

Hula On Productions

Marin's only California 501(c)3 non-profit Hawaiian Cultural organization, preserving the Hawaiian culture through Hula.

Ignacio Valley

The spectacular views and the sense of solitude make the climbing worthwhile.

Indian Tree

One of the best preserves to visit during a summer heat wave.

Indian Valley

Has variety of trails and roads in this preserve that offer loop hikes.

Johnstone Trail

Johnstone Trail leads bayside from Heart’s Desire Beach to Shell Beach.

King Mountain

Home to amphibians like California Giant Salamanders and Ensatinas.

Lagoon Park

Large Community Park on the Marin County Civic Center Campus.

Lark Theater

The historic Lark Theater has been restored as a single screen state of the art movie theater to bring independent film and film festivals to enhance the artistic, cultural and social life of Larkspur and Marin County.

Larkspur Parks

A listing of all Larkspur parks.

Latino Film Festival - San Francisco Bay Area

Annual Film Festival and year round Youth-in-Video program promotes film by and/or about Latinos to share cultural experience.

Lighthouse Singers

The Lighthouse Singers is a interdenominational community-based gospel choir in Marin County. The choir’s repertoire includes both traditional & contemporary gospel music.

Little Mountain

See Western Tiger Swallowtail butterflies during spring and summer.

Loma Alta

Spectacular views of the entire Bay Area throughout.

Loma Verde

Forms a contiguous band of undisturbed open space.

Lucas Valley

Has much of the south-facing slope rising above what is now known as Lucas Valley.

Marin Access

Coordinating transportation resources for older adults, persons with disabilities and low income residents.

Marin Artists International Network

Exposes Marin Artists through local weekly TV show, and special events.

Marin Ballet

The Center for Dance is an internationally recognized training center providing education and performance opportunities.

Marin Baroque

Marin Baroque is a 16-voice chamber choir and period instrument Orchestra directed by Daniel Canosa and based in San Anselmo, CA.

Marin Bocce Federation

Beautifully landscaped facility with eight outdoor bocce courts and two indoor courts.

Marin Center Box Office

Marin Center box office general ticket information and contact numbers.

Marin Center Directions

Directions to the Marin Center.

Marin Center Events

Calendar of Events.

Marin Charitable Association

A non-profit organization to benefit Marin County youth agencies.

Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau

The official travel resource for Marin County.

Marin County Superior Court

Marin County Superior Court

Marin Dance Theatre

Marin Dance Theatre is the premier training center in Northern California for classical ballet and contemporary dance education. Our innovative training programs provide children ages 3-19 exceptional dance instruction, performance opportunities, a career-bound program and assistance in extending their dance studies into colleges and universities.

Marin Enrichment

Our Mission is simple we believe that all of Marin's youth deserve to Dance, Sing, Paint, Tumble and Play through local enrichment opportunities. Marin Enrichment serves as the financial bridge to such opportunities through outreach, advocacy and partnerships.

Marin Girl's Chorus

Founded in 1988, we provide Marin County with a quality choral singing opportunity for children of all backgrounds (ages 6-18) so they can learn, sing, perform, and enjoy choral music from a wide variety of cultural and historical sources.

Marin History Museum

Celebrate the traditions of innovation and creativity of the people of Marin.

Marin Oratorio

We are a 100 voice community-based chorus welcoming new members who wish to give voice to great choral masterworks. Visit www.marinoratorio.org for information on audition schedule and upcoming performance information.

Marin Peace and Justice Coalition

A coalition of organizations and individuals in Marin dedicated to promoting peace and justice locally, nationally and globally.

Marin Shakespeare Company

Our mission is to achieve excellence in the staging and study of Shakespearean plays, to celebrate Shakespeare, and to serve as a cultural and educational resource for the people of Marin.

Marin Society of Artists

A nonprofit organization, our galleries house monthly exhibitions, a rental gallery and art classes led by some of the Bay Area's finest artists.

Marin Symphony

The Marin Symphony season (October through May) consists of twelve concerts.

Marin Theatre Company

The leading professional theater in the North Bay.

Marin Transit

Responsible for providing local transit service with other providers.

MarinMap

A geographical information system for Marin County.

MarinMOCA

Monthly exhibitions of both local and national artwork.

Maurice Thorner Memorial

Hosts a single trail that carries hikers to the top of the San Geronimo Valley.

McInnis Park

Provides an award-winning skate park, softball fields, soccer fields.

McNears Beach Park

Set in a beautiful sheltered cove with mature landscaping.

Measure A Community Oversight Committee

The purpose of the Measure A Community Oversight Committee is to review expenditures of Measure A funds on an annual basis to ensure they conform with the Measure A Expenditure Plan.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

This community event reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emerging student artists.

Mill Valley Philharmonic

Mill Valley Philharmonic is a community orchestra of fifty-five volunteer musicians which brings orchestral music to public audiences throughout Marin.

Miller Boat Launch

Very popular site, the launch provides a two-lane ramp and docs.

Motion

Motion is a theater company that creates autobiographcial, physical theater pieces addressing social, spiritual and psychological issues in a seamless flow of non-linear narrative performance and offers workshops in Motion Theater improvisation.

Mount Burdell

Along the way, visitors pass through lush grasslands.

Mount Lassen Drive Bridge Replacement Project

Mount Lassen Drive Bridge Replacement Project

Mount Tamalpais State Park

6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view.

Mountain View Road Bridge Replacement Project

Mountain View Road Bridge Replacement Project

Muir Woods Road Bridge Replacement Project

Muir Woods Road Bridge Replacement Project

MusicalMatch

MusicalMatch is a new service to match talented young musicians who want to perform with nursing homes and senior centers that are in search of entertainment for their residents.

Nicasio Valley Road Bridge Replacement Project

Nicasio Valley Road Bridge Replacement Project

NOCIRC

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) is the first national clearinghouse in the United States for information about circumcision.

North/South Greenway Gap Closure Project

North/South Greenway Gap Closure Project

Novato Dial-A-Ride

Bus service available to Novato residents for trips within Novato and the surrounding unincorporated areas.

Novato History Museum

Founded by Mrs. Margaret "Peg" Coady in 1976.

Novato Spirit

We enable low-income kids in Novato, ages 7-18, to participate in after-school athletics.

Novato Youth Center

The Novato Youth Center's mission is to inspire and prepare youth for success by offering programs in Child Development, Athletics, Youth and Family Counseling, Community and School Health Education and the Novato Wellness Center, serving over 4,000 youth and their families annually.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts

A community-based arts center, located in a setting of natural beauty, offering a program of exploration and experimentation in the visual, literary, and performing arts to unlock the creative potential of individuals - of all ages and levels of experience.

Old Saint Hilary's

The only place to see the rare Tiburon jewelflower.

Olompali and Mt Burdell Trails

For the hiker, Olompali offers a colorful history lesson and a great walk in the park.

Olompali State Historic Park

The park overlooks the Petaluma River and San Pablo Bay from the east.

Osher Jewish Community Center

A local non-profit community center that celebrates Jewish culture.

Pacheco Valle

A 519 acre preserve forms a contiguous band of undisturbed open space.

Paradise Beach Park

It’s a fun and secluded place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Parks & Open Space Commission

To formulate plans, policies, rules and regulations related to the county parks & open space for consideration by the Board of Supervisors and Directors of the Marin County Open Space District.

Playhouse in San Anselmo

A performing arts center for dance recitals and student performances.

Point Reyes Hostel

The Point Reyes Hostel sits in a secluded valley two miles from the ocean, and is the only lodging available within the Point Reyes National Seashore wilderness area. Open to both individuals and groups; all ages welcome. A Certified Green Business.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse site is now within the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Point Reyes Playground

Tiny mini park is best known as Toby’s Community Park.

Pueblo Park

Includes a newly resurfaced tennis court, half basket ball court.

Regional Trip Planning - 511

511 is a one-stop phone and web source for transit, rideshare, bicycling and Regional Trip Planning.

Ring Mountain

One of the most valuable pieces of real estate on the planet.

Roy's Redwoods

Overlooking the heart of the beautiful San Geronimo Valley.

Rush Creek

Perhaps the most popular asset of this 522 acre preserve.

Sailing Education Adventures

Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) is a 30 year old nonprofit community sailing program dedicated to providing affordable sailing lessons to youths and adults, including offering summer camps. Adult and youth programs are at Loch Lomond Marina; youth summer camp is at Marin Yacht Club.

Samuel P Taylor State Park

Contains over 2,780 acres of wooded countryside in the rolling hills of Marin.

San Anselmo Historical Museum

A collection of photos and memorabilia of early San Anselmo.

San Antonio Bridge Replacement Project

San Antonio Bridge Replacement Project

San Pedro Mountain

Form an impressive backdrop to the Marin County Civic Center.

Santa Margarita Island

Remnant of a grand plan to create a subdivision resembling the city of Venice.

Santa Venetia Marsh

33 acre preserve features a small patch of salt marsh surrounded by a levee.

Santa Venetia Neighborhood Association

From the Marin County Civic Center to China Camp; Santa Venetia is a neighborhood of over 1,600 homes and is one of Marin's best kept secrets with fantastic weather, natural beauty, quiet streets and a great community of people.

Sausalito City Parks

Visit the City of Sausalito parks and facilities page for more information on their local parks.

Shoreline Bay View Trails

Shoreline Trail is a mellow path that meanders through the forest and grassland.

SingersMarin

An association of choruses for amateur and professional singers, including children and adults, that provides expert training in vocal skills and musicianship, while presenting quality concerts for the local community and beyond.

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project

Sir Francis Drake Rehabilitation Project

Overview and exhibits pertaining to the rehabilitation of a 5.2 mile long segment of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Speakers Lecture Series

Each season's speakers represent a wide variety of subjects.

Stafford Lake Bike Park

Serves large scale events, picnics, musical performances.

Stafford Lake Park

Serves large scale events, picnics, musical performances.

Stapleton School of the Performing Arts / Stapleton Youth Company

The Stapleton School of the Performing Arts is a dance training and performing arts center primarily serving Central and Western Marin youth.

Stepping Stones Project

We offer rites of passage programs for youth.

Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide

Large preserve protects the ridges that surround several small communities.

The Dance Palace

A non-profit community center providing a wide variety of community services.

The Foundation Center

Fosters public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

The Roots Music School

An arts education center focusing on instrumental performance and folk music.

The Throckmorton Theatre

Uniting our community through the power of the arts.

Tiburon Ridge

Small 15 acre preserve that is least used, but most visible among all MCOSD lands.

Tiburon Uplands

Provides a secluded natural experience with few recreational facilities.

Toastmasters Club (ScOrators)

Develop your public speaking and leadership skills in a fun, supportive and positive learning environment! Meetings are at noon on Wednesdays and visitors are always welcome -- please email first.

Tomales Bay State Park

The Coast Miwok people were the first to inhabit the coastal area.

Town of Corte Madera Parks

View and download maps of the Corte Madera town parks.

Transit Schedules

Official website for local transit schedules in Marin County.

Transportation Planning

Information about the Transportation Division of Marin County Public Works.

Trips for Kids

Trips for Kids is a Bay Area non-profit that provides mountain bike outings, environmental education and earn-a-bike programs for kids that would not otherwise be exposed to these types of activities.

Upton Beach Park

Includes sun bathing, fishing, picnicking, surfing, and general beach activities.

Verissimo Hills

A 115 acre preserve in western Novato protects a ridge.

Village Green

Provides a basketball court and a newly renovated playground for young children.

Walk-Bike-Marin

This program encourages walking and bicycling as everyday transportation.

West Marin Stagecoach

This site offers schedules and information for the West Marin Stagecoach.

White Hill

During spring, this landscape is quite picturesque.

White House Pool

Great site for bird watching, nature study, wildlife viewing.

Young Performers International

Young Performers International offers summer music camps and after school music programs including jazz/rock band, chorus, and individual instruction in piano, flute, guitar, and voice.

Youth in Arts

Youth in Arts’ provide students with experiences and instruction in the visual and performing arts, and enriches the community with cultural events. Programs include:
Arts Unite Us - with at risk and special needs students.
Travel the World - music, dance, theater, visual and media arts from around the globe.

Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) works with young people and their adult allies to create positive social change. We design and implement community-based programs that provide youth with leadership skills in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse prevention, philanthropy, and civic engagement.

YWCA San Francisco & Marin

The YWCA 50+ Employment Support Program for Women provides employment services for persons over 50 living in Marin County.